CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
An aerial firefighting exercise involving aviation and ground s from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, CALFIRE and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department will take place here from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday.
This exercise, the seventh iteration of its kind, will provide ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources to combat wild land fires in the region and culminates with a cooperative effort to extinguish a simulated wild land fire.
Navy, Marine Corps and civilian helicopters will be supporting Camp Pendleton and CALFIRE ground teams in establishing a fire line and conducting water bucket operations. The training will certify the pilots in these operations and build relations between the agencies involved.
Media attending the event will have the opporty to witness the training evolution and interview those participating in the exercise.
******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******
Media interested in covering this event must call the Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office at (760) 725-5044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Members of the media who have RSVP’d will meet at Camp Pendleton’s LAS PULGAS GATE at 11:45 AM on THURSDAY to be escorted to the event.